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pickenup
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Posted - 09/23/2017 :  03:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SAF FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN CASE OF FLORIDA MAN’S DEATH BY POLICE

BELLEVUE, WA – Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation filed an amicus brief supporting a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review a civil case against a Florida sheriff’s office related to the slaying of an innocent man by a sheriff’s deputy who raided the man’s home, unannounced and without warrant or cause.
The case is Young v. Borders. It involves the death of Andrew Lee Scott. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the plaintiffs in this case, citing “qualified immunity” for the officers, which raises serious questions about the ability of police to shoot someone in his own home merely for answering a late-night pounding on his door, with a firearm at his side. According to a summary of the case, sheriff’s deputies did not have a warrant, or announce themselves, and did not suspect the home’s occupants of wrongdoing.
In the brief, attorney Alan Gura, writing for SAF, notes, “By suggesting that Americans should reasonably expect to be shot dead by police for possessing guns in their homes, the opinion arguably sets a new record for hostility to the Second Amendment among the lower federal courts—no mean feat.”
Later, Gura’s brief observes, “If the Second Amendment means anything, it means that the police must respect people’s ability to keep guns for self-defense—not shoot them dead over it. Yet the decision greenlights the notion that any American who keeps arms might for that reason alone be subjected to summary, consequence-free extra-judicial killing in his home by agents of the state…This decision not only contradicts the people’s right to be secure in their homes against unreasonable seizures, but is incompatible with a legal system that holds the right to keep and bear arms to be fundamental.”
“This case screams for Supreme Court review,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Who among us would not take precautions when answering a pounding on our door in the middle of the night? After all, this is the United States, not a police state.”

not a police state? I have to wonder......

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Horse Plains Drifter
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Posted - 09/24/2017 :  12:18:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pickenup


not a police state? I have to wonder......

Yep, looks like it to me.


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Mr. Perfect
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Posted - 12/05/2017 :  1:39:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WTH happened in the lower courts? This is not good.

"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." -Jesus

"Also he [David] bade them teach the children of Judah [the use of] the bow" -Samuel

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Col. Jeff Cooper

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain

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